Woman killed in two-car col­li­sion

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Hanan Al-Saadoun

A woman was killed and an­other was in­jured in an ac­ci­dent early yes­ter­day on King Fahd Road. Fire­fight­ers ac­com­pa­nied by paramedics and po­lice re­sponded to an emer­gency call made at 3:14 am that re­ported a two-car col­li­sion un­der the bridge be­tween Jabriya and Surra. They dis­cov­ered that one of the vic­tims, a 22-year-old Kuwaiti woman, had suc­cumbed to her in­juries, while an­other Kuwaiti woman who was with her in the car was in­jured. Fire­men helped the in­jured woman out of the ve­hi­cle and handed her over to paramedics, while the other woman’s body was taken to the coroner. A num­ber of peo­ple who were in the sec­ond car sus­tained mi­nor in­juries, and were treated on site. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion was opened to de­ter­mine the cir­cum­stances that led to the ac­ci­dent.

Child mo­lester charged

An Afghani na­tional was ar­rested on charges of child sex­ual abuse, said se­cu­rity sources, not­ing that the girl’s fa­ther said the sus­pect al­legedly mo­lested his daugh­ter on her way to a baqala.

Drug pos­ses­sion

An Asian ar­riv­ing at Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port from his home coun­try via a tran­sit flight was ar­rested with 10,000 il­licit pills he had hid­den un­der a fruit basket.

Pedes­trian mugged

A Filipino man re­ported that five uniden­ti­fied peo­ple at­tacked him while he was walk­ing to his house in Salmiya. They threat­ened him with a knife and stole his wal­let with KD 60 in cash, his civil ID and pass­port, in ad­di­tion to a mo­bile phone. Mean­while, a Kuwaiti cit­i­zen re­ported that his mo­bile phone was stolen while he was on the Shaab seafront. He pressed no charges against any­one.


A Syr­ian woman filed a com­plaint ac­cus­ing her hus­band of kid­nap­ping their two boys, adding that the kids dis­ap­peared on the very day their fa­ther left the coun­try. A case was filed and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tions are in progress.

Pris­oner as­saulted

An Egyp­tian central prison in­mate filed a com­plaint ac­cus­ing two Kuwaiti in­mates of as­sault­ing him. A case was filed.

Slaugh­ter­houses’ re­port

Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s public re­la­tion de­part­ment an­nounced that Ah­madi mu­nic­i­pal­ity food and mar­kets con­trol de­part­ment in­spected and su­per­vised the slaugh­ter of 28,201 heads of cat­tle in­clud­ing 27,071 sheep, cows, calves and camels for the public and 1,130 for butcheries and mar­kets, said Ah­madi Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Man­ager Fahd Al-Shetaili. He added that 83 of the slaugh­tered heads weigh­ing 220 kg were de­stroyed be­cause they were un­fit for con­sump­tion. Ah­madi mu­nic­i­pal­ity au­dit and fol­low-up man­ager Saad Al-Shaibah said 203 il­le­gal ads were re­moved and 68,198 tons of im­ported food­stuff was ex­am­ined.

Fire drills

Kuwait Fire Ser­vice Direc­torate’s (KFSD) Public Re­la­tions Of­fice an­nounced that Hi­lali fire cen­ter held a drill sim­u­lat­ing fight­ing a fire in a 17-storey build­ing us­ing a 90-m fire lad­der to res­cue a man who was trapped and in­jured on the top floor. The drill also in­volved us­ing a 90-m-long fire hose. An­other drill was car­ried out by KFSD at a girls’ pri­mary school in Saad Al-Ab­dul­lah, where the sce­nario in­volved a fire in the school’s stor­age area, with two in­juries amongst the pupils. The drill was car­ried out by the Jahra fire team and the school’s im­me­di­ate in­ter­ven­tion team was trained on evac­u­at­ing and as­sem­bling around 1,000 pupils and the school staff in the school yard within two min­utes.

KUWAIT: The vic­tims’ ve­hi­cle is pic­tured fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent.

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